Whether you call it Mid-Autumn Festival, Mooncake Festival, Harvest Moon Festival or Lantern Festival, it is still the time of the year where we gather around with family to give our thanks and blessings for the year and to just be together.
If the impending family dinner hasn’t been stressing you out over what to prepare, then perhaps the incessant mooncake advertisements might. After all, there’s more to Mid-Autumn festival than just mooncakes and salted egg yolks.
Here’s a list of 10 food items you should have on the table this Mid-Autumn Festival that not only will impress your parents and in-laws, but also taste and look good too.
We can’t help but admire beauty models or picture-perfect Korean idols with their smooth healthy skin, and sometimes despite our best efforts at skincare doesn’t seem to be able to improve our situation. While for some it might be due to dermal issues, for the rest of us, the problem might just be in our diets.
Beyond cutting down on the obvious culprits behind poor skin such as oily and greasy food, getting more rest and drinking more water, a complete diet overall sounds far too difficult for most of us. Instead, here we’ve done up a list of simple everyday food to increase our daily intake of to give our skin that extra nourishment it needs.
Based on a recent research finding, it concludes that Singaporeans are consuming well below the recommended serving of vegetables in our diet.
Those pathetic slices of cucumber with our chicken rice? Definitely not enough. Yet while vegetarian and vegan cuisines are growing in popularity, the general mindset towards our leafy greens are still “Huh? No meat? No thanks.”
We hope that with this list of casual vegetarian eateries in Singapore that won’t have your wallet take a beating, we could change your mind about meatless cuisine—however feeble the attempt you may think it is.
Photo Credit: Tanglin Gin Singapore
Perhaps one of the first few cocktails you’d start with when you first hit a club would be the classic Gin and Tonic: a highball cocktail made with Gin and Tonic water poured over ice.
While we might have never actually given much thought to the origins of the spirits served— granted, alcohol is usually imported—you’d never actually expect to find a distillery on home ground.
Situated among dozens of other mini factories that churn out baked goods is where Tanglin Gin—a micro-distillery—produces what can be considered Singapore’s very own homemade gin. It’s rather surprising; really, how long it took for our first distillery to appear, considering how much of Singapore’s nightlife centres around drinking?
In our quest for healthier eats, Acai bowls are a favourite go-to snack post-workouts and post-meals. Sure we all know that acai berries are the superfood of all time, but you can’t help but wonder just what is it that makes the acai berry so special. No need to be intimidated by this small fruit, here we list 10 health benefits of acai berries that will make you want acai in everything.
Just what are Acai berries? They’re a small tiny fruit resembling that of grapes, harvested from South America’s Acai Palm Trees. The taste of the berry can be described as an interesting blend of chocolate and blackberries—a little bit acidic, most parts refreshing and every part delicious.
An innocuous outdoor eatery perched in the middle of Clarke Quay’s favourite eateries and bars, Chuan Grill & Noodle Bar is one of the best places to fill your stomachs with—be it post-clubbing or for lunch.
Specialising in delectable Sichuan cuisine, they cater to caters to meat-lovers with their Northern-style grilled meat and vegetable skewers, but we felt the real star of the shop was definitely their la mian.
Known for her rich history, friendly town folks and incredibly cheap and delectable eats, Ho Chi Minh City is the best place for foodies to embark on an all-you-can-eat extravaganza.
Sure we all know what a good pho or banh mi should taste like, or so we believe we do. Prepare to have your perceptions completely flipped on its head. Though, it’s only fair that we warn you that having your favourite Vietnamese treats in Singapore won’t be the same anymore.
If that doesn’t deter you at all, dive into true-blue Vietnamese food starting from the back alley streets of Ho Chi Minh to some of the poshest looking bars. To help guide you along, here’s our Ho Chi Minh City District 1 food guide.
So there’s a running joke that Asians have bubble tea running through their veins than blood, and there’s no denying that we do absolutely love our bubble tea.
From regular milk tea to cheese tea to fruit tea, with a variety of pearls, we love them all, and yet we still can’t seem to get enough, if it wasn’t already evident enough from the magnitude of bubble tea shops popping up all over the place.
Here some people have gone the extra mile to plate up bubble tea in ways we’ve never considered before. Genius or insane? We find out.